You can say what you want about the transfer windows and while most football managers tend to be disparaging about them, most supporters will be lying if they didn’t admit that they get bought into the daily gossip and rumours that sweep the newspapers, forums and various blog sites. Much of the stuff that gets written never prevails, but it doesn’t stop us all getting excited while the speculation mounts up. The January window so far has been a little quiet as we approach the half way through point; however you do get a sense that in this period we are witnessing the calm before the eventual transfer storm in the Premier League.
The lack of spending at the top of the Premier League has surprised many, especially given the open nature of this title race; the fight for a top four finish, not to mention the open fight to stay in the Premier League. It appears that clubs are biding their time and we all sit and wait for that breakthrough transfer that generally kick-starts everyone into action. Whether we will witness the type of money that was squandered last January remains to be seen, but I would be incredibly shocked if the window passed without at least one big money move.
Kenny Dalglish has come out today and suggested that he doesn’t expect any new arrivals or players leaving Anfield in the next 24hrs. Whether that will happen remains to be seen as Liverpool have a habit of undertaking some last minute activity in the transfer market, as proven in the last two windows.
So how do Liverpool fans feel about the lack of transfer activity in January? Did the squad really need improving and have you heard any rumours about potential incomings or outgoings at Anfield?